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John Fontana

Managing editor of SB Nation's Tampa Bay Lightning community, Raw Charge. I've had a variety of sports writing involvements since the late 1990's, pertaining to the Bucs, Bolts, and (D)Rays at any given time.

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Lightning Add Mike Angelidis

In another depth-signing, the Bolt have added forward Mike Angelidis: LIGHTNING SIGN FREE AGENT CENTER MIKE ANGELIDIS TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent center Mike...

SERIES: Minnesota Twins At Tampa Bay Rays (4 Game Series)

The Tampa Bay Rays end a 11 game homestand this week with a series against the Minnesota Twins. Both teams are hunting first-place in their respective divisions.

In-Game Update: Matt Joyce Homers, Rays Up 4-3 On Yankees

Matt Joyce, he of the 3-run home run to give the Rays a 3-2 Victory the yesterday, powered a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Rays a 4-3 lead over the New York Yankees. T...

Buccaneers Reach Agreement With 1st-Round Draft Pick Gerald McCoy

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly reached a five year agreement with 1st-round draft pick Gerald McCoy. Terms have not been clarified yet beside contract length, but McCoy is set to...

Rays Acquire Chad Qualls From Arizona Diamondbacks

The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired relief pitcher Chad Qualls from the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player-to-be-named-later. Qualls is expected to be at Tropicana Field tonight for the 2nd game...

Rays Defeat Yankees 3-2, Take Opening Game of Series

Friday night’s have been a pain in the side of the Tampa Bay Rays since May, the last time they had won a game at the end of the week. That streak was snapped tonight as Wade Davis recorded his 9th...

In-Game Update: Rays Lead Yankees 3-2, Bottom Of Seventh

Matt Joyce hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Rays a 3-2 lead over the New York Yankees. Rays starting pitcher Wade Davis has worked 7 innings, allowing 2 runs on...

Rays "Less-Than-50% Chance" To Make Deal

St. Petersburg Times beat writer Marc Topkin tweeted earlier that the Rays are on the record as sayign there is a “Less than 50%” chance they would make a deal at the deadline.

Yankees Acquisition Of Lance Berkman "Imminent"

Brandon at MLB Daily Dish reported that multiple sources say 1B Lance Berkman will be traded to the New York Yankees. This is going to affect the Rays rather immediately, as the trade will mean...

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